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The Spanish striker has started every game for the Blues so far this season but insists that he is happy to take the burden after being kept back "too many times" last season

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has made it clear to Roberto Di Matteo that he is in no need of a rest, insisting that "if you have great players, you have to use them".

The Spaniard, whose goal in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Arsenal was his fifth in all competitions this season, has started every game up front for the Blues so far in 2012-13, with Daniel Sturridge injured and new signing Victor Moses on the bench.

But the former Liverpool man is adamant that he is more than happy to continue playing as many games as possible.

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"I've been resting last season too many games, so I'm fresh now. I'm feeling good," Torres told Chelsea TV.

"If you have great players, you have to use them. That gives you more chances to score and to win."

The 28-year-old scored the opener at the Emirates Stadium as Chelsea secured a hard-fought win against a Gunners side who had yet to lose in the Premier League and he observed that Roberto Di Matteo's men have found the perfect blend.

"Arsenal are a great team in possession but we were not scared to keep the ball," the £50 million man noted.

"Also, this is the best way to defend, and this is one of the main reasons why Chelsea are not conceding too many goals, because we have the ball and we do it with quality."

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